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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, December 4, 2015

Anything Goes Christmas Challenge with an Image

This month at Patties creations it is a Christmas theme challenge but you must use an image. I decided to make a Christmas book using some of the wonderful images from Patties Creations.   

This is the front cover of my book.  I used a image called Winter Cottage Scene. I also added snowflakes, bells, ribbons, tags, ribbon, glitter bling and stars to finish the cover . 

I divided my book into sections using several different images from Patties Christmas collection. 
 I used and image called Christmas Mail Box for my address book title page.

I used an image called Polar Bear Snow Globe for this title gift page of my book. 

I used an image called Snowman1 for my event title page for my book.

I used this image called Lamp Post Banner Tree  for my cards and tags orders title page. 

I just love Pattie's Christmas collection of images. 
Along with the dividing pages I also added envelopes for receipts and notes and pockets for stamps and a calendar. 

Some of the products I used for my project are

designer paper from my stash
Acrylic paint 
Flower soft - polar white
Images from Pattie's Creations
Diamond Glaze

I hope you will join our challenge this month.  We would like to see your Christmas creations. Thank you for stopping to take a look and we will see you back here in 2016 with more great challenges. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges
Art-Journal-Journey - Collage (Altered Art/Mix Media only)
CMD-Challenge - Christmas
Crafty Time - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Merry Christmas
Doodle Pantry Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Media
Sparkles Forum Challenges - Anything but a card
Christmas Star
Brown Sugar –  Anything Goes


  1. Judy,

    This is spectacular! You really put a lot of work in to this creation and I just love how you colored all of my images. Great job!


  2. Judy - Awesome creation! You did a great job and boy you put a lot of time and love into this!
    Perfectly colored! Kudos to you.
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

  3. Wonderful book - I like the embellishments to the cover.
    Sandy xx

  4. Lovely book, thanks so much for joining us at Art Journal Journey, Valerie

  5. This book is just beautiful! Thank you very much for linking it to the Art Journal Journey Challenge!

  6. What a lovely book and the work is gorgeous

  7. What an awesome holiday keepsake journal! I especially love the fun & festive ribbon!

  8. This is one unique journal to treasure...Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge~

  9. I've always wanted to do a Christmas art journal / book - yours is wonderful and so inspiring. A perfect way to work in lots of mixed media. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar, good luck!!! Amy DT

  11. Wwwwwww love it!!!!Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar!
    Anna Dt

  12. What a beautiful and creative way to use those lovely images and I bet this little beauty will be so useful!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.
    Carol x

  13. WOW! Beautiful work! Enjoy your week! Love Anja

  14. Holy moly! All your projects are amazing!! I am really glad that you joined in the fun over on the Ants in my Pants challenge. Good luck to you!
    ~Jo, DP-DT

  15. A great Christmas project!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Merry Christmas” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT Tuesday Throwdown)

  16. What a darling album! This is so much fun and truly gorgeous! Hope you had a merry Christmas and the New Year will be good to you. Hugs, Autumn

  17. What a fabulous little book ..... love the attention to detail. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Linda xx